Posts by motherfathersblog

Who: Nanay Abi Where: Bulacan, Philippines What: Soon-to-be-mommy. Married to Tatay Jek. A child of God. Why: To promote motherhood - loving God, yourself, family, others and doughnuts!

Our Cloth Diaper Stash

Cloth diapers are my favorite things since I got to know them while I was still pregnant. It has become my collection aka addiction. Haha! In this blog post, I’d like to share our humble stash for you to have reference where to buy them. I will also insert some reviews on each brand. This way, I can also keep track on each pieces and how much I spent (should I say saved from buying disposables) already.

Note that all products were bought online and from the Philippines. Everything is brand new. I wanted to post each design however, the slow internet connection is getting to my nerves already. I’ll just update this once I got faster connection.

These are the ones that I bought from Shopee. I love shopping on Shopee because of their free shipping feature. Also, it is a safe haven both from the buyer and seller’s side. They have huge variety of items and easy to search/find any item that you’re looking for.

  • @vezeescloset

Alva 3.0 Yellow w/ 3Layers Microfiber (P160)

Alva 3.0 Lavander w/ 3L MF (P160)

Less P150 discount from Shopee.

Total of P170 for 2 CDs + free shipping.

Affordable. Lasts 2-3 hours. Good quality.

  • @shopninanay

Naughty Baby Ink Blot w/o insert

AnAn Baby Blue Dots w/o insert

AnAn Baby Pomelo w/o insert

AnAn Baby Blue w/o insert

All 4 for P120 + free shipping. Affordable. Relaxed elastics easily. Leaky already (maybe needs stripping).

  • @momsvenue

Stash & Craft Soccer Newborn Series w/ 3L MF (sale at P80)

Stash & Craft Vamp Minky w/ Cotton Hemp (sale at P180)

Total of P260 + free shipping.

Affordable. Very good insert. Lasts 2-3 hours. Very good quality. Double gusset.

  • @smartmomph

Whitesnaps Red Star fitteds w/ 3L Cotton Terry (P160)

Whitesnaps Black Denim fitteds w/ 3L CT (P160)

Total of P320 + free shipping.

For presko time. Added 3L MF + default insert that can last 2-3 hours. Good quality. Affordable.

  • @anadominique

Audrey’s Cloth Diaper Black and Red Checkered Fitteds w/ CT insert (P150)

Free shipping since I also bought 2pcs CT quadfolds.

Affordable. Lasts up to 4hrs if default insert is paired with MF.

  • @flairybum

Flairy Bum Pocket 3.0 Red Skull w/ 4L MF (sale at P315)

P315 total + free shipping. A bit pricey for its performance. Rise snaps easily unsnaps. Side leaking. Just love the print.

  • @anadominique (again) Audrey’s Cloth Diaper Nightmare Before Christmas HF Snake-Style (P220)

Audrey’s Cloth Diaper America HF SS (P220)

Total of P520 (added insert) + free shipping.

Affordable. Last 2-3 hours if set properly. Good inserts and boosters. Poor stitching on one shell. The fitteds that i ordered before is much better but it performs well also with proper settings.

  • @chippershop15

Alva Digital Black Skull w/o insert (P145)

Alva Digital Music w/o insert (P145)

Alva White Skull w/o insert (P120)

Baby Chipper Stars w/o insert (P120)

Total of P530 + free shipping.

Affordable. I love Alva because it’s cheap but good quality. Lasts up to 5 hours used with 4L MF. Baby Chipper has the same quality also.

  • @littlewingsshoppe

Booldeet Posh Harmony w/ 4L MF (sale at P180)

Total of P500 (added inserts and booster) + free shipping.

Affordable. Lasts up to 5 hours. With tummy sleeper. Wide pocket. Super nice fit.

Another place where I buy CDs is on Facebook. There are lots of Work At Home Moms (WAHMs) who make fitteds and HFs for a very affordable and reasonable price. Below are the most affordable ones and that’s where I shop. Lol!

  • Freshbutt by K (Facebook group here.)

Freshbutt By K Skull Rose Fitteds w/ french cotton terry (sale at P300)

Total of P500 (added flats) + P99 shipping fee.

Affordable. Super nice quality. Super nice print. Lasts up to 4 hours default insert + 3L MF.

Bonus: I won a Tsum Tsum bed shield worth P800 from a free raffle. Just paid P160 for the SF.

  • Butt-oms Up (Link here.)

Butt-oms Up Colorful Skulls Fitteds (P300)

Butt-oms Up Red and White Skulls Fitteds (sale at P250)

Total of P550 + P120 SF

Butt-oms Up Rock n Roll skull fitteds (P300)

Total of P300 + P120 SF

Affordable. Lasts up to 5 hrs. Super fluffy. Generous cut. Superb quality. Perfect!

  • Rock Baby (Link here.)

I still have a pending order here. Still waiting for my additional bibdanas.

All in all, we now have 23 pcs in our stash plus 1 more coming. For me, switching to cloth diapers helped us save a lot. All these are under 5k pesos in total. We can still use them until JD has been potty trained already and also to our future babies. I don’t know until when I should stop buying more. I just simply can’t resist the beautiful designs especially from WAHMs. ๐Ÿ˜‚

This has been my advocacy to help protect mother Earth, somehow. I have a blog about the benefits of cloth diapers that you may find here.


MIA + Make Money Online

Been missing in action for months. A lot has happened and as a FTM, it was really overwhelming. I think I drained all my thoughts along with my broken tablet. It suddenly occurred some charging issues until it died completely. Brought it to the repair shop but still wasn’t completely fixed. It won’t charge from any charger except to my Asus phone’s charger. When it finally worked, I realized that its memory card was lost. I have no idea where Jek put it when he tried to fix the tab. At that moment, I really lost all my interest in blogging and vlogging. However, what I didn’t thought earlier was that I still have my phone. Yes, why am I so forgetful (or stupid, should I say)? I can use this phone to blog, right? It is more convenient to type in all my precious thoughts using just a hand (or thumb). I can easily type while JD is asleep or even when he’s playing. Since JD turned 11 months, he sleeps so much like an adult already. I can leave him on the bed while sleeping even just for few minutes because he always knows when the “boobies” are not within his reach. Haha! He also sleeps even when the environment is a little bit noisy. However, he easily wakes up when he hears loud noises and shout/scream from other people. This change in his sleeping pattern means additional time for me to blog and do other things that does not require leaving him for too long and as less noise as possible. That’s why as much as possible, I like having alone time with JD so that he can sleep well. Having enough sleep means having a good mood when he wakes up and less to no tantrums at all. Given enough “me-time” while JD is sound asleep, a lot of things are clouding up my mind. One of those is preparing for JD’s first birthday. Yes, it is just less than a month to go. I have so many ideas. I already pictured how it was going to happened. Only 1 thing is lacking, money! Haha! Here we go again, the budget. I would love to have a perfect memorable birthday for my son but with a limited budget because I don’t want to splurge on things that he won’t be able to remember when he grows up, aside from the photographs that we will capture. Being a SAHM, I want to help my husband in raising money to fund the party. Since I had an online shop before that I started way back 2007, and loves online shopping, I have an idea on how the process of online selling goes. Good thing my sister has a friend who supplies us very good quality ready-to-wear brand new stylish clothing pieces. With just a minimal capital, I was able to start up last August and I somehow manage to earn more from it. I sell online on Facebook and on Shopee. Nowadays, there are already lots of sellers in Facebook compared to when I started 10 years ago. There is a huge competition already. To be able to sell online, you have to think of ways to promote your products. I started it in having a good quality photos to upload. Having a photographer husband and a stylish friend/kumare (JD’s ninang), Aiko, we have a photoshoot for my RTWs. I also tagged along my niece, Isha, to be a “model”. I aimed to have different body frames as models to see the comparison of “when worn” pictures of the products. Isha for small frame items, yours truly for medium frames and Aiko for large frames (โœŒ haha). By God’s grace, the shop is still running for 3 collections already and soon will restock for the month of November. If by any chance I got a bigger capital after JD’s birthday or probably by next year, I would love to have a physical store already. I always wanted to have a clothing shop/boutique since I was in college when I started selling accessories and contact lenses. As of the moment, I’m thinking of other things to sell. I just couldn’t think hard enough because I am really thrilled and occupied by JD’s upcoming birthday party. Hopefully, ideas will haunt me in my dreams. LOL!

Below are samples of the pieces that I sell.

JD’s Dedication Day

  • Being a FTM is really exciting. After D (delivery) day, you’ll always look forward to what will happen next. From your baby’s first smile, first laugh, first everything. But one of the biggest events that I’m truly thrilled about is JD’s Dedication to the Lord. We are born-again Christians so we’re allowed not to held the “dedicating ceremony” in a church. For that reason, we tried to look for a venue that is spacious enough for the short program and at the same time share something to eat. I do not plan to held an event like this at home because 1. I don’t want to bother other people in preparing for the food, setting up of chairs and tables and decorations and 2. I’m not a fan of cleaning the after mess, lol! To tell the truth, we were in rush when we prepared for this event. A week before the event, my grandmom was hospitalized and admitted in the ICU. 3 days before the event, she went home with the Lord already. I asked my mom if we need to reschedule it but as per her brother, my uncle, pastor who will dedicate JD, told us that it was fine to push through with it because it is a celebration of life. All invitations were distributed so I really can’t cancel or resched it. Good thing I have a very supportive family and relatives. Going back to the preparation, below are the things that we needed:

Budget. We really would want to stick to a 30k pesos budget. This was the most important thing. This is really hard because we both have a huge family.

Caterer. I immediately contacted our caterer from our wedding. They gave us a discount already but considering that we still have to pay for the event’s place, I doubted if we can stick within our budget. Hence, I looked for a venue with a budget of 3-5k pesos to afford the caterer. To my dismay, there’s no such place with a price like that nowadays. I’m lost from here and I don’t know what to do but to stretch our budget to 35-40k pesos.

Venue. Since we can’t find a place that is within our budget, Jek thought of the cafรฉ/resto just above the office where he worked before. His previous boss is also our ninong in our wedding. We thought we can have a discount. We hurriedly went to Beans and Leaves in their branch in Guiguinto. We went there with my mom because we planned to also dine in there so we could taste the food. However, they serve different dishes for their daily menu and occassion/event menu. After checking the place out, they invited us to come over to the next event that they will cater for us to taste their food. My mom agreed that she will be the one to attend because we’re unable to do so because of Jek’s work schedule. As per my mom’s approval upon having a taste of some of their food, we immediately booked them as event’s place and also the caterer. Below are our deals that made us say yes:

  • Free use of venue for 4 hours.
  • Menu consisting of 4 viands, 1 pasta, steamed rice, desserts and drinks. Mind you, this is a buffet / eat all you can style.
  • Free basic set-up according to color motif.
  • Basic sound system.
  • LCD TV with USB port if you have AVP to be played.

    Prices vary depending on the package you will avail. You will be billed as to how many guests attended per plate. We got the 229/head for adults and 99/head for kids 7 years old and below.

    Buffet Table

    Guests. We reserved for 100 guests. Upon payment, there are still 17 plates left out of 100 that we reserved so we have the chance to take home the left overs, except the drinks. To total, we paid only Php22,900 for the venue and food for 100pax.
    Invitations. To save, Jek made the layout for the invitations and have them printed out. So this one is free.


    Souvenirs and Giveaways. We just ordered cupcakes from our good friend Koni of Cerahlicious Sweet Treats as giveaway to JD’s godparents. A box of 6 cupcakes costs Php140/box (discounted). We ordered 16 boxes that costs Php2,240. For the guests’ souvenirs, we made-to-order ref magnets to my cousin Ate Rizzel and Kuya Pau of 7 Folds Printing. We ordered 50pcs for Php15 each totalling to Php750 which they ended up giving it for free as gift for JD. Yey! Thanks guys.
    Cake. We just wanted to have a customized cake so we also ordered a customized one from Koni. I don’t know how to explain it but the cake was sooooo perfect! From its look, size, quality, taste, everything is so perfect, beyond my expectation. I forgot about its size but it is really purely cake even on the inside and it was heavy and thick. For just Php2,500, its really worth every bite. I highly recommend Koni’s creations.

    Tarpaulin. Jek also made the layout so we just looked for tarpaulin printing shop. We found one in Bocaue. If I’m not mistaken, the size is 5×5 for just Php370.

    OOTD. Ofcourse we needed some cute outfit especially for JD. I don’t want it to be the normal “baptismal outfit”. I want it to be unique so I looked online and found Luna Belle’s Facebook. She customized baby clothes and costumes. I made to order a cute bloomer with suspender, necktie and bow tie with the print design I wanted for Php450

    Didn’t let JD wear the bow tie because it’s too tight.

    Candles. I forgot much much was the cost but definitely under P100 including the ribbon. The big candle was recycled from our wedding.

    Photo booth. We are so blessed for having Ninong Kerwin, Jek’s cousin. He is a photographer as profession and owns and operates a photobooth. We are so thrilled that he offered his service for free. Thanks Ninong Kerwin for the unlimited shots and print outs.


    Beans and Leaves Cafรฉ. The food was superb! We chose creamy vegetables, fish fillet, menudo, kare-kare, carbonara and brought lechon (gifted by my FIL and MIL) from outside. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. Good thing they didn’t charged us corkage fee for bringing in the lechon and also the watermelon. As for the drinks, we chose gulaman and it was so refreshing. Water was also available. For the dessert, we chose graham balls and coffee jelly. I haven’t got the chance to taste the coffee jelly though but the graham balls are so yummy. The service was good. One of the things we want about them is that it was not a “tong buffet”. You can have whatever you one from the buffet as much as you want. No limits. The staff was already friendly especially Sir Carlo. They were all very accommodating and easy to talk to.

    FB page – Beans and Leaves

    *They have 3 branches in Bulacan. Balagtas, Sta. Maria and Guiguinto. Guiguinto is the largest and spacious for events.

    Photobooth. We really love pictures. Especially when they are printed out already. Photo booths are the best for any occasion. We love Kerwin’s photo booth because 1. It’s free. Who doesn’t want free stuffs? 2. Personalized backdrop using chroma. 3. You can request reprints. 4. Lots of props to be used. 5. High quality camera and equipments. 6. Very friendly operator. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    FB page – Kerwin Photography

    *They also conduct Basic Photography tutorial from time to time.

    Cakes. The best! Koni made all my requests possible plus the taste was so yummy and mouth watering. Bonus, very huge and thick cake. I’mso in love with her chocolate cake. It was moist in the inside and the fondant was perfectly done.

    FB page – Cerahlicious Sweet Treats

    *You may have your cake customized or just indulge in readily available pastries once in a while.
    I’d like to thank the Lord for all the blessings the He has given us. For a wonderful child, JD. We owe everything to You and we dedicate JD’s life to You only. Also, to our families especially to my family and relatives. You still came and supported us even though we are grieving for Nanay’s loss. To Papa Jun, the pastor, for officiating the dedication. To Jek’s family. To all JD’s godparents, thank you for giving your time to attend. To our friends, neighbors and everybody who came, thank you for the time and gifts as well. To Beans and Leaves, thank you very much especially Sir Carlo and Ms. Lyn. To Koni, muffin, thanks for the cakes and also for Jek’s bday cake. To Kerwin, thank you for your generosity for the photo booth. Ate Rizzel and Kuya Pau for the souvenirs. To Luna Belle on FB for JD’s OOTD, thanks for the cute outfit. To Joshua for the pictures, thank you so much! We are so grateful for everything. Thank you for sharing your precious time with us. God bless you all.

    Our Daily Routine – Breastfeeding Mom, Infant + Pet Dog + 2 Puppies

    I have sooooooo much things and ideas in my mind for my blog, vlog and even just simple house chores. However, nothing is close to possible doing everything if you are a mom of an infant especially if you are still breastfeeding your little one. Writing this blog while nursing JD is such a bonus. I can’t do any thing because all we do is nurse, latch, nurse, latch and so on. Even when he’s asleep, he didn’t want to let go of the boobies. Others say they’re waiting for their kids to sleep so that they can do something but it’s the other way around for me. I can’t do anything while he’s asleep because he don’t want to depart from the boobies. I can actually do some work while he’s awake because I can either put him in his crib or let him play on the bed (with lots of pillows on the side so he won’t fall down). However, I must be really quick because he easily gets bored. Ending, still no chores done.

    Below is a timeline of what we typically do on a daily basis:

    7:30 AM – cries from sleep. Sometimes, nursing is the answer but often, he just want to be rocked/cradled again then falls back to sleep. Plus, nurse again.

    8:00 – 10:00 AM – this consists of nursing every 30mins and/or rocking and cradling again. It’s still morning yet I’m already physically tired.

    10:00 AM – this is the time when he usually wakes up.

    10:00 – 10:15 AM – play a little.

    10:15 – 10:30 AM – make bed, eat my breakfast, feed the dogs, wash dishes (depends), heat up water for JD’s bath time. Yup, you have to be really quick!

    10:30 – 12:00 NN – bath time, play time, messing around time, make bed.

    12:00 – 1:00 PM – he’s usually sleepy around this time. Either rocking or nursing will put him to sleep.

    2:00 PM – awaken again from his first nap.

    2:00 – 2:30 PM – a little play time, eat my lunch, feed the dogs, wash dishes.

    2:30 – 5:00 PM – play time, messing around time. Sometimes this is the time when I can sweep the floor or anything else but this should be done in less than 5mins, make bed.

    5:00 – 5:15 PM – we go out to the veranda so we can watch neighbor kids play around and also the birds, trees, clouds, dogs, etc.

    5:15 – 7:00 PM – he’s usually sleepy around this time. Either rocking or nursing will put him to sleep. I have to squeeze in my bath time here.

    7:00 – 7:30 PM – 2nd nap.

    7:30 – 8:30 PM – play time, waiting for Jek to arrive from work.

    8:30 – 10:00 PM – eat dinner, feed dogs, finally have some me-time (about 10mins), make bed.

    10:00 – 11:00 PM – he’s sleepy already and want to always cling to me.

    11:00 PM – next day – consists of sleeping, nursing, crying, rocking/cradling, nursing, nursing, sleep and so on.

    Listing this down is really exhausting already to me. I can’t do pretty much anything else aside from nursing. That’s what I do best. You can easily say, “manage your time” or “you have to multitask”. Yes, I know, and I’m already doing it. I tried my best. It’s just really hard to do since we are exclusively breastfeeding. JD nurses every 30mins to 1 hour interval. He’s so clingy to me. Plus, I don’t want to leave him alone for a long period of time just to make sure that the house is clean or the dishes were cleaned or I already ate. No, that’s just not my priority. Having an exclusively breastfed infant is already time-consuming and I won’t complain. I know this too shall pass. I won’t be breastfeeding forever. This is just for a few more months/years. It will be beneficial to the both of us in the long run.

    If someone will see how messy/cluttered our place is, others will be easy to judge that I’m not cleaning the house or I’m just a mess. If you ever exclusively breastfed plus you’re left alone with an infant, a dog and 2 puppies, then I’ll accept your comment. But if not, well, I have nothing to say. To me, I really hate untidy places. My husband knows this. I always nag at him if there is a tiny bit of a mess. I want everything to be clean and organize. Now is just the opposite. I’ve accepted the fact that I can’t do everything on my own. I have to look after my little one first. I’d like to thank my husband for being so supportive in our breastfeeding journey and for being a good husband. He do the laundry, he cooks for me, he prepares JD’s food, he wash JD’s cloth diapers, he cleans the mess of our dogs, he plays with our baby, he wakes up in the middle of the night if he hears JD cry (and cradle him), he just loves us always. Remember, this too shall pass. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Our Hospital Bag Checklist

    Photo not mine. CTTO.

    Hi guys! This is long over due but it’s never too late. Hopefully I still remembered everything, haha. I know there are lots of expecting moms out there who are still clueless on what to bring to the hospital.
    PS: I’m a FTM and not expert or whatsoever. This is based on my own personal experience.

    On my last part of my pregnancy, about 7th month, I started googling and asking my sisters on what to bring to the hospital. I was taught to start packing early so that when the day comes, we’ll just bring our bags and go straight to the hospital. 

    Here are what’s inside baby’s bag:

    Baby bag – My sister gifted us a baby bag and I just fill it up. 

    Tie-side shirts and pajamas– First of, the very famous tie-side shirts. Upon my reaserch, they included a long-sleeved one but I preferred to use just the short-sleeved because having a tiny baby with still soft bones, it’s very difficult to put on a long-sleeved shirt. We just stayed in the hospital for about 30 hours so we just need 3 tie-side shirts and 3 pajamas.

    *I brought a onesie that baby should wear upon delivery but the hospital didn’t allow them. They preferred the easy-to-wear tie-sides and pajamas.

    Bonnet, Mittens, Booties– You should need about 3 depending on your stay but 3 should be enough. It’s easier for me to use the tie ones instead of the garterized mittens and booties. It’s a hassle to tie, yes, but garterized ones were easily taken off everytime.

    Receiving blanket/Swaddle – 2 should be enough. 1 will be given to the nurse to cover baby and the other 1 is just extra incase baby spits up on it. I preferred the ones with hood because it might be cold for baby once outside.

    *Just always look after your baby, the hood might be too big and may cover the baby’s face. This too is also applicable with bonnets.

    Baby blanket without hood – 2 is enough. This one is like a mattress (sapin) for baby. You don’t want your baby to be lying on the bed “unprotected”. 

    Blanket (kumot) – Others don’t recommend this because it might cause suffocation. But it’s a mother’s instinct and you have to look after your baby. We use blanket just below his tummy to avoid suffocation. 

    Baby Wipes – Just a pack of about 80 pulls is enough. Your baby will poop almost every time so you’ll need this.

    Bib/Burp Cloth/Lampin – whichever you prefer to with your baby when he spits up.

    Diapers (Disposable or Washable) – I bought some cloth diapers to use for my baby however I was also told that the baby poops a million times in a day so I ended up buying disposables. We used Huggies and it’s really a good one. No rashes, no leaks.

    Changing Mattress – just 1. Used for changing diapers so that the bedsheet won’t be soiled.

    Baby Wash – bring a small bottle for baby’s first bath. The nurses will do it for you for the first time. We used Lactacyd Baby.

    70% Alcohol for cleaning your baby’s belly button until it fell off and for sanitizing your wands first before you hold the baby.

    I brought some feeding bottles (Avent Natural) but we didn’t used it because I wanted to exclusively breastfeed my baby which I still do up until now for nearly 6 months as of writing.

    —Also brought baby oil but tend not to use it because it is better not to give anything like powder, lotion, oil, etc for babies below 1 year old. I read this online and also advised by the pedia afterwards.

    *Separate 1 tie-side shirt, pajamas, bonnet, pair of mittens, pair of booties, blanket/swaddle, diaper, baby wash to give to the nurse for baby to wear.
    For mommy’s bag:

    2 sets of clothes – consisting of pajamas and loose shirt that you can easily breastfeed in to. You may also want maternity or nursing shirts.

    A pair of socks – it might be cold in the hospital. You will be needing this after the delivery.

    Undies – bring as much panties as you want. My water bag broke when I was on labor so bringing extra panties is very much needed. Also, you will discharge lots of blood after the delivery. For bra, I just brought I nursing bra for going home. 

    Towel and toiletries – if you wish to take a bath. I didn’t took a bath yet in the hospital because I was too sore down there and also on my whole body. I bathe after a day at home with warm water. Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste,deodorant. 

    Betadine – the once meant for wounds. I dilute it in warm water to wash my pempem. However, my OB told me that normal room temperature water is okay rather than hot water because hot water might weaken the “thread” used to stitch you.

    Kikay/ cosmetic kit – bring whatever you might need for taking pictures when you have a visitor. 

    Maternity pads / Adult diapers – you’ll be bleeding a lot after the delivery. Others don’t want to use diaper because it’s too bulky and may give a hot feeling but I preferred it because it catches more bloody discharge rather than the pads.

    Bed pad – some hospitals provided this one but our hospital asked us to buy some of this.

    Nursing / Breast Pads – you might leak if your milk comes in already. This will be very helpful. Trust me. Disposable and washable are available in the market whichever you prefer.

    Pillow and Blanket – you might need extra pillow and blanket for your companion. The hospital I gave birth in, provided an new pillow that you can take home.

    Going home clothes – wear comfy dress that you can easily pull out your breasts if you intend to breastfeed. Avoid jeans. It might hurt down there. ๐Ÿ˜€


    Snacks – You might want to stock up some food to bring so that you and your partner can munch on something even in the middle of the night after the delivery.

    Drinking water – you’ll need lots of this because you’ll be very thirsty after the long and dreadful labor and delivery.

    Phone/Camera/Gadgets – these will help you pass out time while waiting for ‘the moment’. You can ask a nurse to capture videos or photos of you and baby while inside the delivery room. Don’t forget the chargers.

    Hair ties – if you have medium to long hair, you’ll need this for comfort. It might get hot while you’re in labor. However, when I entered the delivery room, they took it away from my hair and handed it to my sister.

    Documents – SSS, Philhealth, Health Card, etc. You need to ask your companion to hand these over to the hospital staff.

    Cash/Card – no need for explanation ๐Ÿ˜

    Name Card – provide a small piece of card or paper and write down the name of your baby on it. You might still be sleeping or groggy when the nurse will ask you this or you partner would still be at panic mode ๐Ÿ˜. Better write it down to avoid mispelled names.

    Hopefully this list would help you out to avoid over packing and under packing. I guess I covered almost everything here, lol. Good luck on your labor and delivery. Have a safe one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Mga beshies, Tagalog blog para intense!

    Inaalay ko ang blog na ito sa minamahal kong kaibigan na si Aiko Lee na pagkahaba-haba at pagkalalim-lalim ng hugot.

    Nagpunta kami dito nung March pa. Sorry mga bes, busy sa junakis ang lola nyo. Wala na nga akong oras para maligo, magblog pa kaya? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Enihaw, galing kami sa lamay ng kapatid ng tropa namin sa Marilao. Pauwi na kami at nagiisip ng makakainan dahil halos dumugo na ang mga tyan namin dahil sa gutom. Gaya ng masalimuot na lab story ng kaibigan kong sobrang nakakadugo ng puso. Naalala ko na gusto ko nga palang kumain sa Hugot Sizzling Hub na matagal ko ng nadadaan daanan. Matatagpuan ito sa 3rd floor ng St. Anne’s Building sa Balagtas, Bulacan sa tapat lang ng palengke at sa taas ng KFC. May parking space naman kaya lang kung madaming kumakain sa KFC, siguradong wala ka ng mapaparkan. May mga bata naman doon na tutulong sayo na magpark kaya wag kang magalala. Tutulungan ka nila hanggang sa OK ka na sa dispusisyon mo. Parang yung kaibigan ko, talagang tinutulungan pa nya maging OK ang kanyang dating iniibig (o hanggang ngayon pa). Move on na day! Ayun na nga, pagakyat mo ng medyo nakakapagod na hagdan, bubungad na sayo yung Hugot. Maliit lang yung lugar pero maayos at nakakaaliw yung mga nakapaskil sa dingding. Pero dahil gutom na nga kami, agad kaming umorder para makalamon na. Akala naming mabilis lang kaming makakapili ng mga putahe, mahirap pala. Mas gugustuhin mo muna kasing basahin yung menu.

    Oh diba? Malilibang ka muna bago ka makaorder. OK naman yung menu nila, madaming pagpipilian. Pero sa mga drinks, hindi lahat available. Ewan ko lang kung dahil pasara na nung pumunta kami kaya naubos na siguro yung gusto ko. Mabilis din naman dumating yung mga order namin. At eto na nga sila..

    #LettingGo Pasta Carbora. Ang sarap nito promise. Kasing sarap ng dating pagmamahalan ng mga kaibigan ko. Tamang tama ang timpla, may crunch pa. Ang kasamang toasted bread ay masarap din. Parang may butter at garlic yata kung di ako nagkakamali. Pasensya na nakalimutan ko na. Mabilis akong makalimot di tulad ng kaibigan ko na hindi pa din makalimot sa past nya.

    #Tinadhanang Pork Sisig. Sorry Hugot pero di namin to bet. Nakalimutan ko na yung lasa basta hindi ko bet. May matitigas na parts. Kasing tigas ng puso ng kaibigan ko. ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–

    #MahalagaKa Tofu Con Liempo. Ay winner to! Bet na bet mga besh! Pagkasarap.. Di ko maexplain. Basta masarap. May anghang din. Gaya ng nagaanghangang masasakit na salita na nasambit ng mga kaibigan ko. ๐Ÿ˜”

    #BurningForYou Choco Hot Fudge in Pabida at Cucumber Juice. Sa kaibigan ko yung juice so hindi ko alam yung lasa. Pero sa tingin ko ito yung nabibili lang din sa Nestle na powdered juice. Pero yung frappe, masarap din. Matamis gaya ng dating pagmamahalan ng mga kaibigan ko. 

    Bukod sa masaklap na kwento ng kaibigan ko habang kumakain kami, madami ding masasaklap na hugot ang resto na ito. Pero ako muna ang huhugot tungkol dito, OK naman, masarap at madami yung serving nila. Hindi ka na lugi beshy. Mura na, masarap pa. Madami kang pagpipilian depende sa trip mo. Parang jowa lang yan, madami kang mahahanap kung anong trip mo. Basta piliin mo lang mabuti at wag kung sino lang. Makakahanap ka din ng masarap at sulit mahalin. Pero tandaan mo, lahat ng bagay nagbabago. Gaya ng sisig na nakain ko, hindi sya sulit. Pero malay mo magimprove sa darating na panahon. Gaya ng ex mo, maaaring may mali sakanya, maaaring may kulang, maaaring masyadong matapang. Pero pwedeng magbago yan. Pwedeng magimprove yan. Kapit lang mga bes! Malay nyo maging swak ulit kayo sa tamang panahon.

    Kitchen Avenue – Cravings Satisfied!

    Another food blog! โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ

    Kitchen Avenue is the newest food haven for Bulakeรฑos which opened last February 2017. Located in GD Plaza McArthur Highway, Ilang-Ilang, Guiguinto (in front of Waltermart). They’re open everyday from 10AM to 10PM. They have huge parking space and very accessible both through private and public transport. They offer wide variety of comfort food from burgers, pastas, rice meals, salads and refreshment that will satisfy your cravings. 

    I went there with Jek, JD and Isha last February 17. First thing that I noticed was the clean and classy look of its interior, simple yet comfy. You’ll feel at-home. Thanks to Kuya Pau who designed and conceptualized all the imagery that you can see inside the place. The air-condition gives just right coolness inside.

    Here are what we ordered and our thoughts about them:
    My order.

    Beef nachos for all of us. It was the typical one but the sauce is really delicious, not the ordinary cheese whiz-like. The portion served is just right for 2-3 persons, I guess. I recommend this one.

    Pesto pasta with chicken. It was okay and it tasted better that The Old Spaghetti House’s version. I like this one way better. I chose chicken over shirmp as toppings. This was served with toasted bread. The serving is good to fill my hungry tummy.

    Mango Milkshake Grande. I liked its presentation. It was so inviting to have a sip. With caramel over the whipped cream plus candy sprinkles and a marshmallow, wow! It tasted good. Not too sweet yet not too bland. It is creamy as well. Next time I’ll order the large one because this is too much for me.

    Jek’s order.

    Johnny Bravo Burger. Oh my! 3 layers of quarter pounder beef patty? No surprise why Jek was really busolve (busog + solve). It was really filling just by the looks of it. I managed to taste it and it was heavenly for me. I love its patty, really tasty! The taste of smoke and meat… Wow! It was not dry and it was juicy. 2 thumbs up for me but I can’t finish this one so I guess I’ll choose the other smaller burger over this next time.

    Isha’s order.

    Sizzling Chicken BBQ. I didn’t had the chance to taste this because I was carrying JD while they served this to Isha. But as per her, it was good. The sauce was also good. The chicken also looks tender and perfectly cooked. Plus the mixed veggies adding some color, perfect!

    Cookies & Cream Shake. I wondered if the cookie on top of it was Oreo or something else. But it was good. Isha didn’t finished this all up so I had the chance to taste it. I think this is their best seller. It tasted really good and it’s creamy. I loved it.

    Overall, it was a good experience to dine here. I love the ambiance and the food, of course. I’m looking forward to taste the rest of their menu. Next time I’ll try to have burger because I’m really craving for its taste. The price range is good for its serving and quality of food and service. The wide variety of food to be chosen is a plus. Looking forward to visit this place again some other time.

    Kitchen Avenue, pop na pop! ๐Ÿ˜‰